Another day, another mind-blowing gaffe from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Biden was photographed holding handwritten notes with Sen. Kamala Harris’ name at the top along with a set of talking points about her, fueling fresh speculation about the California Democrat’s standing as a vice presidential running mate.
An Associated Press photographer snagged a photo of Biden’s notes following his speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. The notes had Harris’ name followed by “Do not hold grudges,” “Campaigned with me & Jill,” “Talented,” “Great help to campaign” and “Great respect for her.”
See the photo below:
The @AP snapped a photo of @JoeBiden’s notes today: “Kamala Harris— Do Not Hold Grudges, Canpaigned With Me And Jill, Talented, Great Help To Campaign, Great Respect For Her.” The same day @Politico published then retracted a piece on Biden naming her VP.https://t.co/ohHQ9ePHPg pic.twitter.com/ZLocFSEVtm
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) July 29, 2020
Biden revealed on Tuesday that he will announce who will be his running mate by the end of next week.
“I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August and I promise I’ll let you know when I do,” the former vice president said.
Beyond that, Biden has been making a slew of headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
Earlier this month, Biden unveiled his plan to “get our kids to market swiftly.”
“…to get our people to work and our kids to school safely. To get our kids to market swiftly. To power clean energy revolution in this country, we need to modernize America’s infrastructure,” said Biden.
Speculation has also been rife over who Biden will select as his running mate.
Politico accidentally published an article on Tuesday declaring that Biden has chosen California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate.
Politico quickly scrubbed the article after it was published, but it’s certainly plausible that insiders tipped-off Politico and gave them a heads up on Biden’s VP pick.
Biden is supposed to be announcing his running mate next week, so it would make sense if his team told Politico a week early so they could prepare stories for the announcement.
Biden declared earlier this year that his VP will be a woman.
After vowing to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, Biden said during a Democratic debate: “Secondly, if I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”